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What to do on Kauai

If you’re wondering what to do on Kauai, and you love to garden and, or eat, check these out:

Biochar Workshop

$35, Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Biochar is an inexpensive carbon-negative soil amendment that can double your yield while reducing your fertilizer and water needs.  This workshop will be of great interest to backyard gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and anybody who wants to learn about biochar. This is a special opportunity to learn from one of the world’s foremost authorities and researchers on biochar, Dr. Paul Taylor.
You will learn about:

  • the multiple benefits of biochar
  • how agriculture can improve the climate and heal the soil
  • how to build simple devices to make biochar
  • making biochar/compost/mineral blends and more
  • Includes a live demonstration of biochar making with fire

Workshop Schedule:

  • 10am-noon: Paul gives an in-depth presentation on the history and modern utilization of biochar around the world, with Q & A.
  • Noon-12:30pm Potluck lunch and talk story.
  • 12:30-1pm A brief tour of the Kaua`i Food Forest with manager Paul Massey.
  • 1-4pm  Live demonstration of multiple biochar making processes led by Paul Taylor. We will stay on site until the biochar making process is complete which may extend to 6pm.

Workshop instructor:
Paul Taylor PhD graduated with the University medal in physics from the University of New South Wales, Australia, received his PhD from the University of Colorado, and worked at the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and MIT. He is the editor and lead contributor of the book “The Biochar Revolution: Transforming Agriculture & Environment,” is a global presenter on the subject, and developer of the Kon-tiki biochar kiln. Paul lives in Australia and the US, researching and presenting on biochar and climate change. More information about his work can be accessed at Copies of The Biochar Revolution will be available for purchase.
To register, visit Biochar Revolution Workshop.

Hanai Sneak Preview

November 20 & 21, 4 – 9:00pm
Before Hanai Restaurant opens at the old Kojima Store they will be doing a special POP-UP dinner at the Paniolo Grill in Kapaa in the Roxy Square building – across from Olympic Café. The pop-up is a sneak peak of the extraordinarily delicious dishes that chef Adam Watten creates using 100-percent Hawaii grown ingredients. The focus is to create a Kauai cuisine while supporting Hawaii gardeners, farmers, ranchers and fishermen. If you are looking for something unique and fresh join them for this special pop up dinner. You can check out some of their dishes from previous popups here:  Since the menu is based off of fresh from the farm ingredients they will not have a menu until closer to the date. This is a BYOB event. As always all ingredients are sourced 100 percent from Hawaii. Mural artist Seth Womble will host an open mic Friday night.